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Taqueria Michoacan

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21401 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4840
+1 831-465-8290
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very basic Mexican food, consistently good, for a reasonable price. They do a good take out business, and they have a handful of tables for folks who want to sit down and eat there. Don't ask the (male) owner for substitutions... it's not gonna happen.

Thank kristin M
Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food was fresh, delicious and tasted like homemade. The restaurant was immaculate. The sauces were flavorful.

Thank PlateauCarol
Dumfries, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

You will not be disappointed. The shrimp and fish are prepared perfectly. The salsas are amazing. This is a very casual/roadside restaurant. Don't come for the ambiance, but do come for the food! Just know that if you are paying by check/credit card, you will not be able to add gratuity...so make sure you bring at least some cash with... More 

Thank krellier
San Jose
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2015

One of the best burrito's in Santa Cruz. Parking is a problem but it is worth the hassle. Perfect if you get it to go and then go down to cove beach, or watch the surfers at Pleasure point

Thank Dinno
Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Authentic, inexpensive and delicious. Both my husband and I ordered the fish tacos with rice and beans. The serving was a generous size for $7 and perfect for lunch! I would recommend this place to anyone!

Thank sammysam21
Key West, FL
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267 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

This is a family run place that locals frequent. It's not fancy by any means but reminds me of the small mom & pop shops I grew up with. I had the chile relleno dinner and it was good and filling and there was enough for breakfast the following morning. They don't have a liquor license so we missed out... More 

Thank T2Socks
Norman, Oklahoma
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014 via mobile

Not the carnie asada burrito I was looking for. It wasn't bad but far from great. Tortilla was really good. Price was decent.

Thank Swank23
Redding, California
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Appears to be a family run place. We had tacos, flautas & rice.... plenty of food & very good & the restaurant appeared to be very clean.

Thank Retiredlady46
Northbrook, Illinois
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is my favorite place to get fish taco's (soft tortilla) in Santa Cruz. They are so fresh! I also like their enchilada plate w/ refried beans and a side of their fresh salsa. When in town I eat at Cafe Michoacan 2-3 times. I like eating outside at their tables.

Thank 790tiffanys
Sacramento, California
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166 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

This little place was next to our motel. Not fancy, but good food. They were able to accommodate my granddaughter's gluten-free needs - made her a corn tortilla shrimp quesadilla - she loved it! It wasn't on the menu - but it should be :-)

Thank RioVistaMomma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21401 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4840
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-465-8290

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?